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Ranzenhofer Calls on State Leaders to Reinstate STAR Rebate Program

Tonawanda and LeRoy, N.Y. – New York State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer called on Governor Paterson and State leaders to reinstate the STAR Property Tax Rebate checks in the 2009-2010 State budget today.

After tremendous pressure from the community and others across the State, the three Democratic leaders from New York City removed only $1.3 Billion in fees, leaving $5 billion in new fees and taxes still intact. The Governor and Democratic legislators have failed to reinstate the STAR rebate checks.

March 20, 2009
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NYPA Rate Increases and Bonuses Outrageous

Amherst and Albany, NY – Senator Michael H.

March 20, 2009
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Thompson Proposal Leaves Taxpayers Holding the Bag

Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer today expressed his disbelief at a bill being offered by Sen. Antoine Thompson that would offer two additional paid days off per child to all 332,000 state workers to “participate in child’s education”. This bill would be in addition to an excused leave program that already allows state and local government workers to take paid time off in addition to their sick and personal leave and vacation time for specific reasons.

March 16, 2009
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Join the Fight Against the Executive Budget Proposal's Tax Increases

Join my fight against these outrageous taxes. Click on the link below to sign my on-line petition to let Governor Paterson know NO MORE TAXES!!!!! Join the Fight and sign my online petition by clicking here. Click here to see additional images named TAXES in the photo gallery as well. Below you will find a list of tax proposals. •Restructure the Clothing Exemption. Eliminates the sales tax exemption for clothing and footwear priced under $110 and replaces it with two, one-week exemption periods for clothing and footwear priced under $500.

March 10, 2009
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Governor's Proposed Taxes and Fees Hurt Western New York's Middle-Class Families and Small Businesses, says Ranzenhofer

Williamsville, N.Y. –  New York State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer announced his opposition to Governor Paterson’s 142 new taxes and fees in his 2009-2010 Executive Budget outside Jerry’s Barber Shop in Williamsville today.  Among the Governor’s proposals are new taxes and fees on haircuts, bowling, movie tickets, gym memberships, health insurance, pedicures, plane tickets,  iTunes downloads, and store coupons. 

March 7, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer Joins Tax and Budget Reform Committee

Amherst, N.Y.State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer (R-Amherst) has been appointed to the newly created Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform.  Senator Ranzenhofer plans to voice his agenda of cutting wasteful spending, providing property tax relief, and reforming the way Albany does business.

February 13, 2009
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Statement From Senator Ranzenhofer Regarding Flight 3407 Tragedy

“On behalf of the citizens of the 61st District and the Town of Clarence, I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families affected by the tragedy of Flight 3407.  Our thoughts and prayers, as well as those of the entire State of New York, are with you at this most difficult time.

 

February 13, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer Announces Property Tax Deadline Extension for Clarence Residents

Amherst, N.Y. – State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer announced an extension for the property tax deadline for Clarence residents today due to the Flight 3407 tragedy.  Governor David Paterson has extended the deadline to Tuesday, February 24, 2009 by Executive Order. 

February 13, 2009
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Senate Majority Fails in Effort to Protect WNY Jobs, says Ranzenhofer

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer today said efforts to save local jobs were killed when the Senate Majority approved a New York City Democrat plan that hurts local families and our economy.

February 6, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer Announces Civil Service Exam for Correction Officers

Amherst, N.Y. – New York State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer announced today that the Department of Civil Service will hold a civil service examination for Correction Officer Trainee on April 4, 2009.

 

February 6, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer Promotes Shared Municipal Services

LeRoy, N.Y.  –  State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer (R-Amherst) promoted shared municipal services at the LeRoy Highway Department last week.  The towns of LeRoy and Stafford purchased a truck hoe excavator in an effort to streamline government expenses without sacrificing the delivery of town services.

January 29, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer Receives Committee Assignments

Amherst, N.Y. – State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer (R-Amherst) has become the Ranking Member of the State Senate Committee on Aging.  He will also serve on the Agriculture, Banks, Corporations, Judiciary and Tourism Committees.

 

January 23, 2009
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New State Laws To Take Effect January 1, 2009

An expansion in net metering allowances for wind/solar generated power highlight the list of new laws scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2009.

January 13, 2009
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Legislative Hearings On 2009-2010 Executive Budget Proposal Announced

The Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees have announced the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the 2009-2010 Executive Budget submitted to the Legislature by Governor David Paterson. Hearings on programmatic areas of the budget will begin on January 13, 2009 and continue through February 4, 2009.

LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC HEARINGS ON 2009-2010 EXECUTIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL

January 13 -- Environmental Conservation, Hearing Room C, 10:00 AM

January 13, 2009
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Legislative Public Hearings on 2009-2010 Executive Budget Proposal Announced

The Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees have announced the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the 2009-2010 Executive Budget submitted to the Legislature by Governor David Paterson. Hearings on programmatic areas of the budget will begin on January 13, 2009 and continue through February 4, 2009.

January 1, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer Takes Oath of Office in Genesee County

Genesee County Court Judge Robert C. Noonan administered the Oath of Office to Michael H. Ranzenhofer as New York State Senator for the 61st District at the Genesee County Courthouse in Batavia today. 

 

December 30, 2008
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Senate celebrates Memorial Day with passage of bills to help veterans and active military

To commemorate New York State’s upcoming Memorial Day observance, the State Senate took time on Wednesday to honor current and former military service members, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Nine bills focused on supporting veterans and active service members were passed. Two bills in particular, sponsored by Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), provide important parental rights protections for military service men and women. Bill S.3228 prevents the courts from considering the potential for a military service deployment as a detrimental factor when determining parental custody of a child.

May 27, 2001
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